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What makes Creative Media and Graphic Design at Worcester special?

Creative Media and Graphic Design address highly complementary areas of creative practice. Studying them as Joint Honours is, therefore, full of possibility. You will be supported to realise your concepts using a broad range of moving image and visual communication applications and you can choose to develop innovative, interdisciplinary final year projects that draw together your interests across both courses.

Your creative development and critical understanding of design and visual theory will take place alongside your development of digital skills - skills that are applicable to the now very wide range of graduate employment generated by the dominant and fast-moving world of today's visual and media culture.

In combination, these subject areas are well worth considering if creative practice is your chosen approach to learning and study, if you are looking for a degree that will provide you with wide-ranging preparation to enter the multitude of employment fields encompassed by the creative and media industries, and if your interests are fired by the possibilities afforded by today's digital design and communication contexts.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Extensive industry links, with 'live' professional projects run in collaboration with national organisations
  • Expert guest speakers, briefs set by visiting practising designers and a commercially experienced staff team
  • The Digital Arts Centre has incredible facilities including industry-standard film, sound and photography studios, state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard software
  • Opportunity to develop expertise across graphic design, animation, film, motion graphics, illustration and photography
  • The course is structured to develop your strengths, ideas and creativity, equipping you for a career in graphic design and multimedia

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 Tariff points

Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend for interview and to provide a portfolio for consideration

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Video Production Project

Options

  • Crafting the Digital Image
  • Design: Skills and Theory'
  • Multimedia in Context
  • Concept Visualisation

Year 2

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Creating Sound for the Moving Image
  • Negotiated Video Production
  • Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
  • Digital Photography
  • Multi Camera Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics and Design for Television and Cinema
  • Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
  • Graphic Design for Internet and Multimedia
  • Graphic Design for Print
  • Children's Book Design

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Independent Study
  • Extension Module
  • Experimental Practice
  • Studio Photography
  • Negotiated Project
  • Major Negotiated Project
  • Documentary Photography
  • Creative Digital Media Professional Practice
  • Green Design
  • Major Project
  • Design Awards and Exhibition
  • Live Brief
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Pressure Project
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

In Creative Media, available modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of digital design and creative practice including graphic design, animation, motion graphics, illustration and photography.

As well as developing your creative work and digital 'skills', you will be introduced to the creative industries and the multitude of professions and careers associated with them. Many of your projects will respond to 'live' briefs set in collaboration with industry professionals. With their own, impressive experience as creatives, your lecturers, too, are expertly placed to share with you their inside knowledge of professional work.

Graphic Design supports your development as a graphic designer with the flexibility to work in today's contexts, from print to web to multimedia design. Your creative ideas and approaches will grow alongside your use of computer technology and your critical understanding of design and visual theory.

You will develop your team working skills and your understanding of how to respond to professional briefs, building your knowledge and experience of the current market. There are plenty of opportunities to work on 'live briefs' set by real clients from a variety of contexts, including businesses, museums, local authorities and charities. You will be encouraged to develop work for entry into national and international competitions and increasingly to follow your own interests, whether those involve a passion for typography or a preoccupation with motion graphics. Throughout, you will be introduced to the multitude of professional possibilities that are open to graphic designers, and there are plenty of opportunities to visit design studios and meet industry clients.

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Creative Media and Graphic Design.

Programme specification

 

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Creative Media and Graphic Design.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

The majority of Creative Digital Media graduates aim for direct entry into a career path. To this end, the flexible nature of the course prepares the Worcester graduate for a range of career paths in design, animation, filmmaking, television production, public relations, illustration, motion graphics, and photography and arts management. The creative and intellectual nature of the award also fits the graduate for traineeships in areas outside the digital arts: this might include banking, corporate industry, local and national government and business development. As examples, graduates have recently been placed with the following major employers: BBC London, ITV Central and Saatchi and Saatchi, as well as independent design agencies, PR and marketing agencies, regional production companies and employers outside the independent media sector.

Graduates from Graphic Design & Multimedia have gone on to work in sectors such as publishing, graphic design, web design, media and arts administration, or are self-employed. This course also provides an excellent basis for further studies. Its interdisciplinary nature means that students develop skills that are attractive to employers. In a Destinations Survey carried out by the University of Worcester Careers Service, 94% of Graphic Design students had found work or had gone on to further study within six months of graduating.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Creative Media & Graphic Design & Multimedia BA (Hons) PW3G

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS Code

PW3G

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Ree Han

Course Leader, Graphic Design & Multimedia

Helen Holmes

Course Leader, Creative Media